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When do your boobs grow?!

(30 Posts)
Kelly1814 Tue 19-Mar-13 07:43:55

Hello ladies

I'm around 10 weeks and so far, despite very painful breasts, there has been no increase in size. I'd read that there's a growth spurt in the first and third trimesters. Thus far the first tri is not proving true for me!

When did you notice a change?

Not a critical question but I live overseas where maternity wear of any sort is VERY limited so wondering how/when to plan ahead for this, if possible!

thanks in advance...x

Bunbaker Sat 23-Mar-13 10:52:19

Mine didn't grow when I was breastfeeding either sad. I didn't even bother wearing a bra when I was feeding DD.

PurplePidjin Sat 23-Mar-13 10:49:11

This time last year i was a 36D.

Ds is now 4 months, and I'm a 36DD. He's ebf hmm

MeerkatMerkin Sat 23-Mar-13 10:41:05

Mine didn't grow. They got bigger when my milk came in after baby was born and settled down again within a few weeks. This time (I'm 9 weeks pg) I have already bought some nursing bras (I know, a bit previous! But I'm still feeding 2yo DS and have never owned a nursing bra before!) in my current size and if they get bigger - or my ribcage expands and never goes back like last time hmm - I can just wear them on the loosest band setting. There is enough give in the cups. If they get bigger throughout pregnancy (unlikely) I will just start wearing them rather than buying maternity bras.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 23-Mar-13 10:39:24

In my first pregnancy I went from a b cup to a g! Then only went back down to a d, 2nd pregnancy they only went to an e and stayed like it, 3rd pregnancy I'm upto an f/ff at 23 weeks and they're still getting bigger!

Littlemissexpecting Sat 23-Mar-13 10:34:58

Mine haven't really changed in cup size but I have gone from a 32 to a 36 back.

Bunbaker Sat 23-Mar-13 10:33:25

"When did you notice a change?"

I didn't. Mine didn't grow any bigger at all sad

Sunnysummer Sat 23-Mar-13 10:32:17

So helpful to hear such varying experiences. Mine grew in the first trimester, but under a cup size - like the other smaller ladies I was a bit disappointed! At 34 weeks I haven't grown again, so am still waiting on buying some nicer new bras...

callofthewild Thu 21-Mar-13 18:34:41

Mine grew three cup sizes by the time I was 5 weeks. Am now 11 weeks and they haven't grown anymore since. My husband is slightly disappointed as he was hoping they would keep on growing! They were very tender to begin with but that has now settled down although my nipples are still very tender and sensitive.

chickenfactory Wed 20-Mar-13 12:45:52

Mine got bigger in first few weeks but now at 30 weeks they seem to have shrunk back to normal. Still a bigger back size but nowhere near as 'full' as they were.

twolittlemonkeys Wed 20-Mar-13 12:35:25

Mine only got bigger when the milk came in after having each of my DSs. But when it did I went up 3 cup sizes grin

Owllady Wed 20-Mar-13 12:29:39

I don't think mine grew either until the baby/s was born and the milk came in

goodygumdrops Wed 20-Mar-13 12:23:24

Mine never did ever. Tis not fair.

Havingkittens Wed 20-Mar-13 12:09:33

Mine were a bit fuller in the first trimester but then I discovered that was due to the progesterone supplements I was on. The returned to their original size once I came off them and are still the same size they've always been at 37 weeks.

My mums grew a lot when she had me so I don't think there's any correlation I'm afraid.

HazleNutt Wed 20-Mar-13 09:20:03

Oh, ladies who are complaining about lack of boobs - have you measured yourself according to this thread here?
You might discover that you are not an A-cup after all.

Mandytm Tue 19-Mar-13 20:10:29

My sister in law said hers didn't get noticeably bigger until 1 cup size up when her milk came in.

But mine went up 3 cup sizes in the first trimester. Thank god they seem to have stopped growing for now!

Everyone is different. If you can, maybe you ask mum or sister how theirs changed and you might be similar.

Sunshinewithshowers Tue 19-Mar-13 20:08:31

Mine haven't changed at all 36a still sad

Im 35 weeks.

janey1234 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:05:46

First trimester loads confusedAt end of second trimester now and they've definitely calmed down growth wise. Really really hoping for no more growth in third!

HappyAsASandboy Tue 19-Mar-13 19:24:03

When my milk came in. Then they settled down again when I introduced solids at 6 months, and are now 2 cup sized bigger (partially offset by one band size smaller) at 2yr5mo (still feeding twins 2 - 4 times each in 24 hours).

They didn't change at all in pregnancy, except to get really itchy and sensitive.

Excited85 Tue 19-Mar-13 19:13:58

I was wondering the same Kelly, mine feel fuller and much more tender however size wise no change yet. A bit gutted by all the comments about boobs not growing - am only an A cup and was banking on this as being my first experience of actually having boobs and maybe not having to wear a padded bra for once!!!! Fingers crossed!

MerryMingeWhingesAgain Tue 19-Mar-13 09:13:04

Mine never really changed, no discomfort and they didn't get bigger. They didn't get smaller though and I was slimmer during pregnancy than usual, except for the bump. Breastfed no problems.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 19-Mar-13 09:11:37

I was two cup sizes bigger by 11 weeks. Then they stayed the same and fitted in the bras I bought at 11 weeks. I've just hit 35 weeks and they seem to have grown again overnight!

tomatoplantproject Tue 19-Mar-13 08:57:14

Very early on they became enormous. It was how I knew I was pregnant. As did everyone at work. They also grew in the last trimester. Per pregnancy I was a d cup, at 38 weeks I cried in John Lewis when the shop assistant shouted out that I needed a g cup bra.

beckie90 Tue 19-Mar-13 08:53:04

First pregnancy before I found out I was pregnant, second time they never changed till milk fully came in when I had baby. This time nearly 20wks and wouldnt say theyv grown they just got sore x

MummyNoName Tue 19-Mar-13 08:49:53

Mine never did until my milk came in.

Then they were huge and pert. They looked like implants.

But god help anyone who touched them!! (Sorry dh)

tabulahrasa Tue 19-Mar-13 08:48:24

Mine didn't grow either.

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